March 17th, 2007 by Menachem Wecker
Jewish collector and patron Raymond Nasher, 85, has died.
[Dallas Morning News]
Twenty Tibetan Buddhist monks created a sand mandala at the Smithsonian in Washington.
Damien Hirst is exhibiting religious work, though he insists, “I was brought up a Catholic, but I don’t believe in God. I think I’m an atheist. Hardcore atheist. I’m trying to be a hardcore atheist, and then I keep making work like this.”
[Art News Blog and ART INFO]
The seventh annual Spiritual Art Show in Minnesota (March 23-29) is accepting art that the artist considers “spiritual or religious.” The show will run at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Minneapolis, 612-789-6527.
Jim Ekstrand is a photographer who focuses on the Christian market. “When you slow down and pay attention to nature, it’s a natural thing to consider God and consider one’s relationship with him,” he said, “My photography tries to capture that.”
[St. Petersburg Times]
Bethesda Daily Life was surprised to see an image of Jesus being tortured while bystanders simply ignore his pain.